David Loughrey

Arterial project examined at stadium hearing

Arterial project examined at stadium hearing

The Dunedin City Council's expert witnesses yesterday finished giving evidence at the stadium and harbour arterial plan change hearing after three days of measured tones and respectful discussion.

Stadium noise rules under scrutiny

Stadium noise rules under scrutiny

The Dunedin City Council's evidence for the stadium plan-change ended yesterday, and evidence for the harbour arterial route began, on a day commissioners began to ask pointed questions of the local authority's expert witnesses.

Stage one of sewage outfall nears completion

Stage one of sewage outfall nears completion

Two years' work on land and under ground, on boats and under sea, is millimetres from completion, as stage one of the Tahuna outfall project winds down.

Answers to stadium questions emerging

Answers to stadium questions emerging

A flood of information on some of the long-argued issues about the Awatea St stadium finally arrived yesterday, as a hearing that could make or break the project began.

Motorcycle skills lifted with course

Motorcycle skills lifted with course

Dunedin motorcycle riders recapturing their youth after their "family years" got a lesson in how to ride more safely yesterday, as the Ride Right Otago course was kick-started for another riding season.

Concern for city drives stadium protest leader

Concern for city drives stadium protest leader

Bev Butler's entrance into the public debate on the stadium last year typified the attention to detail, the persistence, and the forthright, sometimes confrontational, manner that has marked her fight to end the project. David Loughrey looks into the background and heart of her opposition to the stadium.

Hopes to finalise stadium service-level agreement

It is hoped an extraordinary meeting of the Dunedin City Council on Wednesday will finally complete an agreement with the Carisbrook Stadium Trust clarifying the responsibilities of both organisations regarding the stadium project.

Two senior DCC jobs filled

Two senior Dunedin City Council jobs have been filled, with the employment of a new city property manager and transportation operations manager.

Key stadium report delayed

A crucial hearing to decide on a zoning change for the Otago Stadium begins on Monday but, in an unusual move, the council planner's report with a recommendation on whether the change should go ahead will not be available until the first day of the hearing.

Oil industry project pair win grant

Oil industry project pair win grant

Four Dunedin business projects have benefited from an $111,875 injection of Dunedin City Council funding set aside to help the city's economy.